Couple Find Out They Are Single 6yrs After Their Wedding

Story ByAngjela TrajkovskaSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyCentral European News

A couple who married six years ago and now have two children were shocked to find they are technically still single after the wedding was never registered.

The woman, identified in local media as Miryam Fernandez, has the wedding photographs that included her family and 85 guests.

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However the registrar who is responsible for filling in the paperwork after the ceremony on 3rd of August 2013 simply failed to do so, and when the angry couple try to find out why he did not, they discovered he had died.

That means that their wedding in the municipality of Rollan in the province of Salamanca in the autonomous community of Castile and Leon in western Spain in the eyes of the law never took place, and they are still single.

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Miryam, who decided to speak out to local media, said: “It looks like a joke, it’s surreal.”

The administrative bungle could have far-reaching consequences for the couple and their two children, aged 5 years and 11 months, and local officials have invited them to get married again.

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The couple are refusing to provide witnesses and go through the whole thing again saying the paperwork should simply be filled out and properly dated to make it clear they had been married all this time.

She added that the council want her to bring witnesses so that they can be married again but she says after six years she does not want to trouble them again.

The husband and their two children, whose identities were not revealed, are now waiting together with Miryam for a resolution including a solution and an apology from the local council.

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